British Embassy in Bulgaria

British ConsulateBritish Embassy in Bulgaria. In Sofia you will find the British Embassy in Bulgaria. The British Embassy in Sofia is close to the restaurant the House of Clocks in Sofia. This Embassy will provide or issue you with a British or UK visa depending on what you wish to do in the United Kingdom. There is a fiancee visa if you want to take your Bulgarian girlfriend back to the UK.

British Embassy in Bulgaria

There is also a spouse visa and an investment or retirement visa for the UK. If you need to apply for a British passport then this is the place to go for your new passport. You can also register a child born aboard in Bulgaria at the Embassy.

 British Embassy in Bulgaria

British Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria

9 Moskovska Street
Sofia 1000
City: Sofia


Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 0600 – 1600, Friday 0600 – 1400

Local Time: Monday to Thursday 0800 – 1800, Friday 0800 – 1600

Public Holidays in Bulgaria (British Embassy):

The following at the public holidays in Bulgaria. Also note that as an embassy they also include British holidays into their calendar for closing the embassy. Email or call the embassy before you go to visit them or better yet check your local calender for more information. Here is the listings for the public holidays.

DateEnglish Name
January 1New Year’s Day
January 2Day after New Year’s Day
March 3Liberation Day
MoveableGood Friday
MoveableEaster Monday
May 1Labour Day
May 6St. George’s Day
May 24Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day
September 6Unification Day
September 22Independence Day
November 1Revival Leaders’ Day
December 24Christmas Eve
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Second Day of Christmas


British Embassy in Bulgaria, Sofia

If you want to apply for a British visa then these are the processing times for a number of British visas which are issued in Bulgaria at the embassy. If you have any questions then speak to the embassy staff in Sofia and they will be able to assist you. Ensure that when you hand in your documents at the British Embassy in Sofia that all the documents needed are there else you will have major delays.

Visits Visas5 days10 days15 days40 days90 daysTotal decisions made
General Visit (6 months or less)0%33%33%100%100%3
Family Visit (6 months or less)0%0%0%100%100%4
Other Visit (6 months or less)0%0%0%100%100%5


Points Based System Visas5 days10 days15 days40 days90 daysTotal decisions made
PBS Tier 40%0%0%100%100%3
PBS Tier 50%0%0%100%100%1


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012


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